Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Day Einstein Died

Here is a really cool photo story about Einstein's funeral. Only one
photographer attended the funeral. His photos did not run, however, because the family asked the editor of Life to not publish them to allow the family to grieve in peace. Would today's magazine editors not run the photos?

I enjoy the caption on photo six:
Friends and family make their way to their cars after the service for Einstein. The ceremony was brief: Einstein's friend Otton Nathan, an economist at Princeton and co-executor of the Einstein estate, read some lines by the great German poet, Goethe. Immediately after the service, Einstein's remains were cremated.

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